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Monday, September 17, 2012

Dean of Nursing Kathleen Potempa (left) speaks with Dr. Patricia Grady, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the annual Nightingala in Washington, D.C. The event last week raised funds to support the institute and also recognizes outstanding nursing researchers from across the nation. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

Retirement planning advisers say prepare for positive adventure
If you're nearing retirement age and have yet to evaluate finances or even consider how to pass the time when you leave your job, you're not alone. Those who offer advice to those thinking about retirement say new retirees should embrace the adventure. To help plan that journey, University Human Resources provides accessible information that can help with retirement planning.

Author, activist McKibben warns that time for climate action is short
Author, environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben urged U-M students for their support Friday in a campaign to help prevent catastrophic climate change due largely to the burning of fossil fuels. “We really are up against it. The swift deterioration of the physical conditions around the planet in the last couple of years has been staggering," McKibben said.

This week in the University Record
• Bats to beetles: pest control staff head off animal infestations
• Campuswide faculty survey to launch in October
• Research: High school sports participation lowers major crime and suspensions
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Working in a house of wax
Valerie Wang works daily with Hollywood's A-Listers — Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and the like. She's not an agent or studio executive. As marketing manager at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, part of the legendary London-based chain of wax museums, the 2008 alumna hangs with replicas of yesterday's and today's hottest stars.